Legion to host employment forum, job fair in Washington

In conjunction with the Washington Conference, The American Legion’s Veterans Employment & Education Division and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce will host a Winter Meeting Employment Forum and Hiring Our Heroes job fair at the Washington Hilton on Feb. 19.

As part of the Hiring Our Heroes job fair series, the forum was designed to help veterans, servicemembers and their spouses find meaningful careers in the civilian workforce.

The forum’s workshops will afford attendees opportunities to become more proficient in financial literacy, learn the ins and outs of LinkedIn, and work on personal branding. The workshops will run from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Following the morning sessions, a job fair and networking session will be held from 1 – 4 p.m., creating a unique opportunity for job seekers to engage with employers.

Breaking away from more traditional job fairs, the afternoon’s event will foster the perfect atmosphere for attendees to practice and perfect their elevator pitches, explore new career paths and expand their professional networks.

Attendees may preregister here. Pre-registration is recommended but not required; attendees can register at the door.

Hiring Our Heroes, a joint initiative of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and The American Legion, has a strong track record of producing jobs for veterans. This employment forum will welcome employers from the public and private sectors, during which time employers will accept résumés from attendees, conduct onsite interviews and, in some instances, extend job offers on the spot.